Pacific AIDS Education & Training Center

HIV Prevention refers to tools, interventions, and strategies taken in order to prevent transmission of HIV. Learn More
HIV Screening & Linkage to Care
HIV Screening refers to diagnosis of HIV by means of testing. After a person receives an HIV diagnosis, a referral to a health provider is what is known as Linkage to Care. Learn More
Engagement and Retention in Care helps providers to implement strategies that increase patients likelihood of getting into and remaining in care. Learn More
ART & Viral Load Suppression
Antiretroviral treatment (ART) of HIV to achieve viral load suppression is an important step in the HIV Care Continuum. Learn More
Organizational Capacity
Organizational Capacity refers to a health care organizations ability, preparedness, and capacity to offer healthcare and health care assistance services, such as program management, directing, clinic flow, and logistics, that can improve a patient’s health outcomes. Learn More

The Pacific AETC organizes its training, technical assistance, and capacity building services by topics along the HIV Care Continuum and organizational capacity. Select a point on the care continuum to explore topics on our menu of services offered by Pacific AETC.

PAETC Local Partners

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PAETC Participants
  • 31
  • 133
  • 278
  • 1,440

Number of PAETC training participants

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About Us

The Pacific AIDS Education & Training Center (Pacific AETC) is a member of a national AIDS Education & Training Center network of eight regional and two national centers, covering all 50 states as well as US Territories and Jurisdictions. Pacific AETC works to expand the number and ability of healthcare professionals and organizations in the Pacific region to provide high-quality HIV-related services to increase access to healthcare and decrease health inequities. Our Regional Office provides overall leadership and program direction and oversight for the 8 Local Partner sites in the Pacific region. The Regional Office is based at UCSF and housed within the Department of Family & Community Medicine.

Upcoming Events

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Jun 10
CDC Publishes Doxy PEP Clinical Guidelines for Bacterial STI Prevention

From – NCHHSTP Director Letters CDC published clinical guidelines on counseling patients regarding doxycycline post-exposure prophylaxis (or doxy PEP) for bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention. Doxy PEP has proven to reduce the risk of getting…

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Jun 10
From Two SAMHSA Minority AIDS Initiative Funding Opportunities Support Integration of Infectious Disease Services in Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Treatment

From The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently issued two funding opportunities supported by the Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI). In one, SAMHSA is seeking applications for $5.7 million to support substance…

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Jun 10
Upcoming Event, 6/13/2024: HIVLN – Intersections of Gender-Affirming Care and HIV: What Is Gender-Affirming Care, and How Can I Incorporate It Into My Practice?

Register Date & Time 6/13/2024 – 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Pacific Time Description Join us for the next HIV Learning Network session on June 13 @ 12:00 pm (Pacific): Intersections of Gender-Affirming Care and HIV: What Is Gender-Affirming…

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Pacific AETC – Arizona

The presenters were very relatable. The presenters were very good in providing a lot of information in a way that was easy for the audience to remember. It was great that a binder was provided in order to take the information back with us to our work.

Cultivating Client-Centered Care, June 5, 2019, Flagstaff AZ
Pacific AETC – Bay Area, North & Central Coast

I love your programs. I get such useful tools that I continue to use on a daily basis

Trans Health Preceptorship, Pacific AETC - BANCC, January 15-17, 2020, San Francisco, CA
Pacific AETC – Central Valley & Northern Interior

I believe the most effective part of the training were the presenters, their testimony and relevant data/statistics.

Intersection of HIV, Methamphetamine, and Mental Health, Pacific AETC-CVNI, June 13, 2019, Sacramento, CA
Pacific AETC – Orange County & Inland Empire

I felt lucky and honored to hear from these HIV "heavy hitters".

HIV/AIDS on the Front Line Conference, Pacific AETC-OCIE, April 17, 2019, Irvine, CA
Pacific AETC - San Diego & Imperial

The providers are amazing, extremely knowledgeable, and very much in touch with their patients. The comprehensive approach with Pharmacy, Addiction Medicine was extremely helpful!

HIV Mini-Resident Participant, 2020, Pacific AETC-SDI, San Diego, CA
Pacific AETC - Los Angeles Area

The language used by the presenters help me be more organized, concise, and compassionate when working with individuals with HIV from various backgrounds.

Coping with Hope: Social Justice and HIV in the Time of COVID-19, June 23-25, 2020, Los Angeles, CA
Pacific AETC - Hawai`i & US-Affiliated Pacific Islands

We learned not only about HIV but were able to develop public health and leadership skills through Pacific AETC-Hawai`i education, training and mentorship

Pacific AETC-Hawai’i Participant, American Samoa
Pacific AETC - Nevada

Content and presentation by the facilitators was consistently high quality and engaging…I felt challenged and consistently drawn into the exercises and presentations had my full attention due to the way in which they were conducted. Thanks a lot!!!

Pacific AETC - Nevada participant, Autumn Update, November 2-3, 2019, Incline Village, NV.
HIV Prevalence
  • No Data
  • 0-31
  • 32-133
  • 134-278
  • 279-1,440
  • 1,441+

Number of persons living with HIV, 2018

From AIDSVu 2018

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Syphilis Prevalence
  • 1
  • 5
  • 18
  • 92

Number of syphilis cases, 2018

From CDC 2018

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Chlamydia Prevalence
  • 62
  • 222
  • 852
  • 3,029

Number of chlamydia cases, 2018

From CDC 2018

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  • 1,936
  • 6,058
  • 16,876
  • 52,302

Number of ininsured persons, 2017

From CDC 2017

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Healthcare Provider Shortage Areas
  • No Data
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 17

HPSA Score (higher number indicates greater need)

From HRSA 2020

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